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Stout Alumnus 

A First Year Teacher's 
First-Hand Comments 

Crossing the threshold from college to a career 
in teaching is a memorable, though often exhausting 
experience. Many of our alumni can recall their ad- 
v&ntures as first-year teachers and their reactions 
to standing before a class for the first time. 

This article contains some thoughts by a recent 
Stout' graduate who is completing her first year as a 
teacher. She is Lori Malzahn Tietz, a 1970 graduate 
who is now teaching junior and senior high school 
home economics classes at the Glemoood City High 

Her comments were written for the Alumnus 
during the Christmas recess as she neared the end 
of her first semester. ' "" 

School would be dismissed at noon for the begin- 
ning of Christmas vacation and my 25 eighth grade 
girls were singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" 
and 'showering me with smiles, candy suckers and 
good wishes. I was thinking about how much I would 
miss them over vacation and how underneath the 
giggles and mischievous antics they were all angels. 

But, let us back up in time a few months. My at- 
titude toward teaching was not always so contented 
and sentimental. In fact, there were times when 
Christmas vacation seemed 100 years away and the 
end of the semester was an eternity. You see, this 
is my first year of teaching. When I -signed the con- 
tract, I was ecstatic at having found a teaching job 
in a small school within commuting distance of Stout 
and Menomonie. This way, I would be able to use my 
education and teach home economics and my husband 
could finish his degree at Stout. 

We were married two days before I had to report 
for the first of two days of inservice. To introduce 

myself I stood up and proudly announced "I am Mrs. 
Lori Tietz, and I am still on my honeymoon." The 
superintendent frowned, a few teachers snickered 
and still others applauded. 

The first day of classes began and on my way to 
my very first class the janitor asked to see my hall 
pass and the principal said, "Gee, Mrs. Tietz, I have 
trouble telling you from the students." Now don't be 
discouraged I told myself ; I may be small but I carry 
. a big stick. 

The bell rang and the students started coming. 
They paid little attention to me, but I stared at them 
while the color in my face located itself in my 
stomach. They just kept coming, 19 of them, all boys, 
and at least seven feet tall each. The final bell rang 
and my only thought was to find the door marked 
exit. But, I smiled and still not completely compre- 
hending _the situation started to take roll. Why 
didn't anyone teach me how to fill out these" absentee 
slips ! or how to pronounce names ! or how to remem- 
ber who's who ! 

After roll call, my initial shock had subsided to 
mere trembles and I gathered the courage to give 
them an interest test. "What three qualities would 
you look for in a wife ?" I asked. "A good body !", a 
husky voice boomed. "Well yes," I said, "but not all 
good bodies can cook." "Say you're right," he said, 
"and after three years she loses her body and then 
you ain't got nothin." So for his first quality he. 
wrote, "A good body if she can cook." 

The final bell rang and on their way out one senior 
boy stopped at my desk, "Say Mrs. Tietz," he said, 
"you can come to my graduation party if you leave 
yourjjhusband at home." He didn't wait for an an- 
swer, as if Icould have given one. College had never 
prepared me'f or this ! 

That first day went by in a flurry of faces and 
names. After the first 19 boys came 25 eighth grade 
girls, 36 freshmen and sophomores, 16 juniors and 
seniors and finally 16 innocent, uncorrupted seventh 

That night, I wenthometo my new husband with 
a headache, tired feet and a million questions. Where 
do I start ? How do I know what they had last year ? 
What are their abilities ? How do I teach foods to 25 
eighth graders with only five kitchens? How do I 
teach clothing to 36 freshmen and sophomores with 
only 11 sewing machines ? The answers did not come, 
and for the first time in four years, there was no one 
to answer them for me. The problems were mine 
alone. One hundred twelve students would depend on 
me for knowledge and guidance and I was not ready 
for that kind of responsibility. Home economics is 
such a broad field, and there were so many things I 
did not know, so many classes I wish I could have 
had time to take in college, and so many areas in 
which I was not prepared to teach. 

The first week flew by as I waded through thou- 
sands of names, absentee slips, hall passes, late 
passes, daily announcements, weekly announcements 
and lesson plans. My name appeared on a list as 
advisor to 26 cheerleaders, the sophomore class and 

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Home Economics club. We had a teachers association 
meeting, a vocational teachers meeting and a faculty 
meeting. Through all this, one question kept plagu- 
ing me: When is there time to teach, or for that 
matter, does anyone really care what goes on in the 
classroom as long as all hall passes are correctly 
filled out and we are present and accounted for at all 
meetings ? 

Eight other first year teachers shared my dilem- 
ma, and we would congregate in the faculty lounge 
and cry in our coffee. We all agreed that we really 
never wanted to go to college, but thought it was 
worth a try, and if we ever made it through this year, 
we would all go back to doing office work. After all, 
one grumpy boss is easier to face every morning than 
hundreds of restless students, discontented parents 
and fast-talking administrators. 

In the weeks that followed, I found that the class 
which had scared me the most was actually the class 
I enjoyed the best. My boys, although big and some- 
times fresh, were enthusiastic and hard working. Of 
course, all they wanted to do was eat. They ate 
biscuits without leavening, chocolate angle food cake 
that looked like brownies, poached eggs which turned 
into boiled egg whites and lemon pie that had to be 
eaten with a spoon. The class soon became known 
as the Galloping Gourmets, and a few received Susie 
Homemaker Ovens for Christmas. 

One week we studied the basics of the sewing 
machine. After they learned how to operate the 
machines I gave them stitching charts to practice, 
and within five minutes, my classroom sounded like 
an invasion of the Hell's Angels or a miniature 
Indianapolis 50.0. 

My other classes did not run as smoothly. I found 
that the teacher-student rapport I had heard so much 
about in college was easy to talk about, but ex- 
tremely difficult to attain. I felt so close in age to 
my senior girls that the professional classroom at- 
mosphere I desired did not exist until after many 
weeks and many mistakes. 

At the opposite extreme axe the seventh graders. 
As I said before, they are innocent and untouched 
by the attitudes of the upperclassmen, but they do 
require patience — a virtue which I did not pick up 
in college. Before understanding, they have to be 
told dozens of times and before doing, they have to 
be shown, guided and shown again. They can muti- 
late a sewing machine in seconds and leave me wish- 
ing I had had a course in sewing machine repair. 
They can bake biscuits on a plastic tray and leaye 
me wondering where I failed. They tell me that their 
parents can't afford to buy seam tape, and yet they 
own two cats, three dogs, two birds and their father 
is buying them a horse, and leave me wondering how 
I can teach them values. 

The semester is almost over, and I will soon have 
new faces and new names to memorize, but I have 
learned that the names and faces mean little com- 
pared to the personalities that go with them. I will 
make many new mistakes, but hopefully, I will learn 
not to make them so often. And maybe someday, in 
the far future, I will look back at this first year of 
teaching and laugh at the tears I cry today. 

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New Facilities "Named in Honor" 

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Dwight D. Chinnock 

Harry F. Good 

Ray C. Johnson 

Six new facilities on the Stout campus have been 
named in honor of former staff members. The six 
are Erich R. Oetting, Ray A. Wigen, Dwight D. 
Chinnock, Ray C. Johnson, Anne Marshall, and the 
late Harry F. Good. 

A reception for faculty, students and friends was 
held Dec. 11, in the Ballroom of the Student Center 
and a special presentation was made at the half time 
of the Stout-Sioux Falls basketball game in the 
Fieldhouse that evening. 

Three of the six, Oetting, Chinnock and Wigen, 
still reside in Menomonie. Oetting, dean emeritus, 
is recognized as the individual largely responsible 
for the formation of the School of Education at 
Stout. A residence hall has been named in his honor. 
Oetting joined Stout in 1945 as head of the depart- 
ment of psychology, was made director of teacher 
education in 1961 and became dean of the school in 
1964. He retired last spring. 

A residence hall on the North Campus has been 
named in honor of Wigen, who retired in 1966 as dean 
of graduate studies. He served Stout for 33 years. 

Chinnock, professor emeritus, who also retired 
last spring, spent a major part of his 29 years at 

Stout as a supervisor of industrial education. A resi- 
dence hall has been named in his honor. 

Stout's former Athletic Director Ray C. Johnson, 
now lives in Red Wing, Minn. Johnson served from 
1938 to 1969 at positions that included athletic dir- 
ector, physical education department chairman, and 
football and basketball coach. Stout's Health and 
Physical Education Center, completed during his 
tenure, is one of the finest facilities in the North- 
west. The Fieldhouse portion of the building has 
been named in his honor. 

' Biology laboratories and physics laboratories in 
the new Science and Technology Building have been . 
named in honor of Miss Marshall and Mr. Good. 

Miss Marshall joined Stout in 1939, and was chair- 
man of the university's science department from 1945 
until her retirement in 1969. She now resides in 
Zanesville, Ohio. 

Mr. Good was a me»nber of the Stout faculty 
from 1918 to his death in 1948. He was the author 
of a number of outstanding articles on industrial arts 
and also was known for his research in the field of 
industrial power production. 


Anne Marshall 

Erich R. Oetting 

Ray A. Wigen 

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Buildings Reflect Stout Growth 

Completion of three major in- 
structional facilities at Stout will 
have an important impact on the 
campus. A new science and 
technology building (below right) 
was completed this fall, an ap- 
plied arts building (below) and 
a home economics building (not 
shown) are expected to be opened 
sometime in 1972. 

The $4,2 million science and 
technology building, which con- 
tains about 130,000 square feet 
of floor space, is the largest in- 
structional facility ever built at 
the university. 

Divided into two complexes, 
the facility contains a science 
wing for the departments of 
chemistry, biology, physics and 
mathematics and a technology 
wing for studies in plastics, 
woods, industrial graphics, gen- 
eral finishing, building construc- 
tion, power mechanics and in- 
dustrial management. 

The building, with a total of 
32 laboratories and nine class- 
rooms, has space for over 1,600 
students, plus 90 faculty offices. 

Some of the most modern and 
efficient design techniques are 
incorporated into the structure, 
allowing the flexibility and maxi- 
mum use of space. Laboratories 
in the technology portion of the 
building have a minimum num- 
ber of partitions so that they can 
be expanded or rearranged at 
little cost. All utilities such as 
water, gas and exhaust are loc- 
ated overhead to allow easy 
movement of equipment and ma- 
terials. The new building has 


permitted the installation of 
more sophisticated equipment, 
permitting a broader study of 
technical subjects. 

Among the features of the 
science wing is a specially con- 
structed room to house labora- 
tory animals used in experi- 
ments. A greenhouse with cli- 
mate controls and .equipment is 
located on the roof. 

Increased space for both class- 
room and laboratory activities 
has upgraded the quality of in- 
struction. In addition, the build- 
ing contains facilities where 
faculty members and students 
can do original research. 

Low bids for a new $3.5 million 
applied arts building at Stout 
were approved this winter by the 
Bureau of Capital Development. 

Ground breaking is expected 
to take place in November with 
a completion date set for the 
spring of 1972. 

The new building, containing 
93,000 square feet of floor space, 
will house classrooms, labora- 
tories and faculty offices. It will 
be used primarily by the art de- 
partment, the music department, 
the American industry major, 
packaging studies and the center 
for improvement of learning and 

Construction of the home 
economics building is expected 
to begin later this year. It will 
contain administrative offices and 
facilities for the entire School of 
Home Economics plus classroom 
space for other areas of the uni- 

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A plan for a broadcast outlet at Stout became a 
reality last fall when radio station WVSS began re- 
gular programming. The noncommercial FM facility 
now provides the campus and the community with 
information and entertainment seven hours a day, 
seven days a week. 

The 10,000 milliwatt station operates from its 
newly constructed facilities in the basement of the 
university's communications building. Broadcasting 
from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily, the station provides a 
variety of music, university news, interviews and 
topics of interest. 

Programming is geared primarily to the univer- 
sity community, although the station can be received 
within a three-mile radius of the campus at 89.5 on 
the FM dial. 

At WVSS the station is run by democratic process 
whenever possible. No single student, administrator 
or faculty member dominates policy formation. For 
example, the station's policy board includes four stu- 
dents, one faculty member, one administrator and 
one representative from the speech department. 

The station is manned by approximately 50 volun- 
teers and members of a radio production class. In 
addition, students from the Menomonie High School 
are being trained to operate the station. 

Plans for the facility date back to 1966 when 
Speech Department Chairman Norman Ziemann and 
a group of students formed a committee to investi- 
gate the possibility of having a broadcast outlet on 
campus. Construction was begun last spring by stu- 
dent volunteers under the supervision of Arthur 
Matthews, director of radio. 

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station's control room, however lack of funds have 
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Class Notes 



working as a secretary at Yale's Mole- 
cular Biophysics and Biochemistry De- 
partment at New Haven, Conn. She 
will soon have her Master's Degree in 
Library Science and may go back to 

tension home economist for Lincoln 
County, received the Distinguished 
Service Award from the National As- 
sociation of Extension Home Econo- 
mists. She was cited for her work 
with the state 4 H band and chorus, 
county extension homemakers chorus, 
and for separate programs in medical 
self-help for young marrieds, urban 
homemakers and brides-to-be. 


Eagle-Picher Industries, Cincinnati, 
Ohio, has announced the appointment 
president of the company's Lusterlite 
Division. He joined the firm in 1969. 


DONALD M. BRILL, Madison, has 
been named assistant director of the 
State Board of Vocational, Technical 
and Adult Education, effective Jan. 1. 
He is a doctoral candidate at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin in curriculum 
and instruction. 


Applied Computer Graphics Corpor- 
ation began operations this month 
with headquarters in Silver Springs, 
Md. The founder of the new company 
is THOMAS A. LARSON, formerly of 
Menomonie. Larson said the corpora- 
tion was formed specifically to serve 
the needs of those in industry who use 
computerized graphic systems. Serv- 
ices offered by the new company in- 
clude software support, equipment se- 
lection studies, system design, pro- 
gramming services, and proprietary 
computer systems. 

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of the home economics staff, Waukesha 
County Technical Institute, Waukesha, 
has been named state director of the 
"Make-It- Yourself- With- Wool" pro- 
gram for 1971. She is to coordinate 
the state program in which 1,000 
young women, ages 10 to 21, are ex- 
pected to participate. 

LEO R. NEVALA completed his 
Ph.D. in the Education Policy Studies 
Department at the University of Wis- 
consin last August. He is currently 
professor in the Department of Ad- 
ministration and Supervision at the 
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. 


MYRNA SHEARER, Chisago Coun- 
ty, Minn, extension home economist, 
will receive the Distinguished Service 
Award from the National Association 
of Extension Home Economists. She 
is one of a group of county extension 

home economists in the nation who 
will be cited for outstanding service. 
The award is given to county exten- 
sion home economists for serving as 
effective educational leaders in work- 
ing with county families. 


GLENN GEHRING completed his 
Ph.D. in education this past fall at 
Stout where he is a professor in the 
metals department. 



presently the director of refrigerated 
products kitchen at Pillsbury Co. in 
Minneapolis. She has recently spent 
a month traveling in Europe, mainly 
Prance where she took French cooking 

Among' recent recipients of master's 
degrees at Montclair State College, 
New Jersey, is CHARLES W. 

JAMES P. HERR (MS 65), asso- 
ciate professor of graphic arts at 
Stout, has recently earned his doctor- 
ate degree in industrial education 
from the University of Missouri at 
HERR (BS 65, MS 67) is also on the 
faculty of Stout where she is currently 
serving as Director of the Child Study- 
Center. The Herrs reside at 308 12th 
St., Menomonie. 


Power mechanics is one of several 
courses included in the new industrial 
arts curriculum at Homestead High . 
School at Mequon. This course is 
taught by ROBERT BREDE. 


KURT BENTS has been accepted 
into the Education Specialist Degree 
program in industrial and vocational 
education at Stout. He has been 
awarded a research assistantship and 
will be working under the industrial- 
vocational teacher education depart- 
ment while continuing his education. 
He has tatight industrial and voca- 
tional woodworking for four years. 

are presently in Cebu City, Philip- 
pines. He is the director of the In- 
structional Media Center there. She 
is the guidance coordinator at Cebu 
School of Arts and Trades. 

DAVID R. MANCUSI has been pro- 
moted to production control super- 
intendent at the Port Edwards mill 
of Nekoosa Edwards Paper Co., Inc., 
at Port Edwards. 

EARL A. OLSON has joined North- 
western Electronics Institute's admin- 
istrative staff as assistant to the pre- 
sident. The firm is located in Min- 
neapolis. He brings with him an im- 
pressive background in both the in- 
dustrial and educational areas. He 
was the founder and director of Min- 
nesota Technical Institute and also 
served on the vocational educational 
faculty at Pennsylvania State Uni- 

Palls is now serving Loyal and Green- 
wood as a school psychologist through 
Cesa No. 6 Agency 

A long-time favorite en the Stout campus, Dean Merle M. Price will 
retire this June. A dinner in his honor for alumni, students, friends 
and staff will be held at 7 p.m., May 27, at the university Commons. 
Reservations should be mailed to Judy Spain, Commons, Stout State 
University, by May 15. Tickets are $4 a person; checks should be 
made payable to the university. Dean Price has been with Stout 
since 1929. 

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promoted to captain in the U.S. Air 
Force. He is an aircraft maintenance 
officer at Nellis AFB, Nev. He is as- 
signed to a unit of the Tactical Air 


SON is teaching in the River Valley- 
Senior High School, Spring Green, 
Wis. She is presently teaching be- 
ginning - and advanced foods, child de- 
velopment and the chef's course. She 
is also doing post graduate work in 
the field of rehabilitation at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. 

Army Sgt. BRIAN J. PIAS, Ken- 
osha, was awarded the Bronze Star 
Medal for distinguishing himself 
through meritorious service in con- 
nection with military operations 
against hostile forces in Vietnam. 

JOAN SCHULTZ is teaching home 
economics at the Beaver Dam Senior 
High School. "Watching children 
grow and develop" is one of her special 


RENEE M. PLATTA received her 
Bachelor of Science Degree in dietetics 
and has just completed a nine-month 
dietetic internship program at the 
Veterans Administration Hospital in 
Hines, 111. She will now work as a . 
therapeutic dietition at Ingalls Me- 
morial Hospital, Harvey, 111. 

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KATHLEEN KUNICH is the dir- 
ector -of the Head Start program at 
Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, lo- 
cated between Stonelake and Hay- 
ward, Wis. 

SUZANNE J. DEAHL, Wilmette, is 
a member of the New Trier faculty 
at Winnetka, 111. She teaches home 

teaching home economics at Casseville 
High School, Casseville. In addition 
to teaching, she is an advisor for the 
Future Homemakers of America. 

Offensive guard DEWEY. STEVENS 
has been named not only rookie of the 
year by the Sheboygan Redwings of 
the Central States League, but most 
valuable player as well. 

sently teaching a family living course 
at Ripon Senior High School. The 43 
boys enrolled in this class, which has 
just been added to the curriculum, 
will be versed in homemaking chores, 
how to care for their clothing and pre- 
pares them for requesting a job in- 
terview with the secure knowledge 
he is well groomed and qualified to 
choose for himself. 

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice 
JOHN H. THIELKE, JR. completed 
recruit training at the Coast Guard 
Training Center, Cap May, N.J. He is 
from Wausaukee. 

No. 2, Durand, just returned from 
doing volunteer work at Vanceburg, 
Ky., among the Appalachian poor. He 
is slated to become an orderly at St. 
Luke's Hospital in Racine, 

Little Devils 


A daughter, Bridget Anne, Oct. 29, 
1970, to Mr. and Mrs. JOE STEBLY, 
Route No. 1, VanAUen Rd., Janesville. 
He is an industrial arts instructor at 
Janesville Junior High. 


Jack Wile, executive secretary of 
the Stout Alumni Association, 
underwent surgery this winter 
in Eau Claire. Because of his ab- 
sence, the "Wile Comments" 
column does not appear in this 
issue. At this printing, Wile has 
resumed his duties following a 
very favorable recovery. 


A son, Jeffrey Scott, July 11, 1970, 
to Mr. and Mrs. JACK GUSTAFSON, 
Route No. 1, Wimmer Rd., Manitowoc 1 . 
He is an instructor of driver education 
in the Manitowoc school system. 


An adopted daughter, Teresa, now 
two months old, by Mr. and Mrs. 
DAVID R. PETERSON, Burnsville, 
Minn. He is a chemical engineer at 
Univac in St. Paul. 


A son, Timothy Jon, Sept. 9, 1970, 
B. GRUENKE, Box 41, Random Lake. 
He teaches at Random Lake Com- 
munity High School. 


A son, Corey Michael, Sept. 27, 
1970, to Mr. and Mrs. MICHAEL 
DAVID DUPONT, 1810 Vine St., Eau 
Claire. He is an assistant manager 
and purchasing agent for Menard Con- 
struction, Inc., Eau Claire. 












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Distinguished alumni honored during winter commencement activi- 
ties, Jan. 22, at Stout were Edward M. Claude (25) (left) of Sun 
City, Ariz., and Lorraine Litchfield Larson (32) of Eau Claire. 
Claude has devoted over 40 years to the field of vocational education 
and Mrs. Larson has been an active civic leader in Eau Claire. They 
are pictured here with Ralph G. Iverson, vice-president for Student 
Services, who presided over the commencement ceremonies. 

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Stout Alumnus 



Marcia Pilcher to JAMES JOHN- 
SON, Oct. 24, 1970, in Des Moines, la. 
He is presently plant engineer at the 
Great Plains Bag Co., Des Moines. 

Barbara Joan Klick to BENJAMIN 
PAUL RODER, Dec. 19, 1970, at Stur- 
geon Bay. 


SANDRA POST (MS 68) to Rodger 
Welker, Dec. 19, 1970. The bride is a 
teacher at Lake Forest, 111. At home 
in Waukegan, 111. 


Mary Christine Schlise to GEORGE 
BRUCE WARREN, Sept. 19, 1970. 
At home at Route No. 1, New London, 
where the groom is a teacher in the 
New London school system. 


GERALD R. KISSMAN to Kathleen 
Miller, Aug. 22, 1970, in East Lansing, 
Mich. The groom is teaching at Lake- 
shore High School and they reside in 
Stevensville, Mich. 

G. Thompson, Sept. 19, 1970, in Sha- 
wano. She is employed in the Cumber- 
land school system. At home in 

Rhoda Hembrook to LESLIE L. 
HAIGHT, recently. He teaches power 
technology for Clarkston Community 
Schools, Clarkston, Mich. 


Susan Berg to ROBERT DEBNER, 
Nov. 27, 1970. He is teaching in the 
Hartford Public High School where 
the couple is making their home. 

Darryl James Christianson, Oct. 17, 
1970, in South Milwaukee. He at- 
tended Stout before entering the U.S. 
Air Force. At home in California. 


Kathryn J. Ruh to WAYNE OR- 
STED, Oct. 10, 1970, in Kiel. She alsa 
attended Stout for three years. The 
groom is an industrial arts teacher at 
Sheboygan North High School. 

W. Kappelman, Nov. 28, 1970, in Man- 
itowoc. The bride teaches home econ- 
omics at Hilbert High School. They 
are residing at Route No. 2, Two 

Robinson, Sept. 19, 1970, at Burling- 
ton. At home at Niles, 111. 

RANDY R. MARINE, Nov. 14, 1970, 
in Menomonie. The bride is employed 
by the Northwest Fabric Co. and the 
groom is presently employed as a 
local radio announcer. 

1970, in Menomonie. He is presently 
a lieutenant serving as a flight officer 
in USMC. The bride graduated in 
January. They are now living in 

LORI L. MALZAHN to Bruce A. 
Tietz, Aug. 22, 1970, in Menomonie. 
She is teaching home economics at 
Glenwood City High School. At home 
at 1308 11th St., Menomonie. 

Keith Busch, Oct. 3, 1970, at the 
Newman Center, University of South- 
ern Illinois at Carbondale. Residing 
at 510 N. Almond St., Carbondale. 

Diane Carol Mohr to DENNIS 
OBERT REINSTAD, Oct. 24, 1970, in 
Milwaukee. He is employed as an in- 
dustrial engineer. 

Stephen Zupsich, Jr., Oct., 1970, in . 
Hofa Park. She is presently teaching 
at the Marengo Community High 
School, Marengo, 111. Residing in 
Belvidere, 111. 

James J. Rock, Aug. 15, 1970, in 
Pound. At home in Brillion where the 
bride is employed as a home economics 
teacher in the public school system 

1970, in West Bend. They are residing 
in Milwaukee. 

Claude McKinney on Dec. 26, 1970. 
The couple traveled to New Mexico 
where the groom is stationed at Kirk- 
land Air Force Base. 


Robert W. Larsen, Dec. 19, 1970, at 

Kathleen LaVonne Erdmann to 
JOHN T. BIORRISON, Dec. 26, 1970, 
in Wausau. At home in Omaha, Neb., 
where the groom is a claims Tepre^"^ 
sentative for Employers Insurance 


The Stout Alumnus is the 
official publication of the 
Alumni Association of Stout 
State University, Menomonie, 
Wis. It is published quarterly 
and entered at the post office 
at Menomonie, Wis., as third 
class matter. 

Joseph D. Koch, President 
Robert Erickson, Vice-Pres. 
Jack Wile, Executive Sec. 
John K. Enger, Editor 
John Williams, Photos 

1970, in Washington, D.C. She taught 
rural school prior to attending Stout. 
Upon graduation she taught home 
economics in the Pittsburgh public 
schools until her marriage to . Robert 
G. Davies in 1928. 

gomery, Ala., Sept. 9, 1970. He taught 
high school and college for many 
years. He is survived by his widow 
and one son, who is a professor at 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 



1970, in Superior. Survived by his 
wife, Dorothy. 



waukee, Nov. 22, 1970. Surviving is 
her husband, C. A. Promt. 


1970, in Biwabik, Minn., where he 
taught high school industrial arts for 
37 years before retiring in 1964. He 
is survived by his wife and three sons. 


EDWIN C. MESLOW, Waukegan, 
* 111., Dec. 18, 1970, His teaching career 
included five years in Richland County, 
N. D., four years at Battle Creek, 
Mich., and 31 years in Waukegan. He 
is survived by his wife, Myrna, and 
two sons. 

nomonie, Nov. 14, 1970, as a result 
of injuries sustained in an automobile 
accident. Survived by his parents, 
two sisters and one brother. 

Nowaskey Named 
Service Difettor 

James R. Nowaskey, a faculty 
member at Stout, has been ap- 
pointed director of administra- 
tive services at the university. 

Under the vice-president for 
business affairs, Nowaskey will 
be charged with general admin- 
istration of such units as build- 
ings and grounds, duplicating 
services, courier an;l mail serv- 
ice, texibook services and other 
auxiliary enterprises of the uni- 

Nowaskey, now in his second 
year as a Stout faculty member, 
has a background in industrial 
engineering and administration. 
He has had extensive experience 
with the San Diego city schools 
and with private industry, 

Stout Alumnus 

Page 11 

Stout Enrolls Youn 

Tanya Lee Bluechel will be- 
come Stout's youngest alumnus 
when she is graduated — at age 
five. You see, Tanya entered the 
university last fall when she was 
just one month old. The daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Blue- 
chel of Menomonie, she is one of 
75 children enrolled in Stout's 
Child Study Center — a place 
where children from infancy to 
kindergarten are being better 
prepared to deal with their fu- 
ture education and with life in 

Unlike the traditional day-care 
centers, which merely provide 
custodial facilities for children, 
the Child Study Center reflects a 
formal effort to provide early 
childhood education. 

Beverly Schmalzriecl, . chair- 
man of the Department of Hu- 
man Development-Family Living 
and Community Educational 
Services, pointed out that learn- 
ing, begins at infancy. "Fifty 
percent of a child's learning is 
accomplished by age four and 
eighty percent is accomplished 
by age eight," she said. "If we 
waste the first eight years, we've 
done a child a great disservice." 

Mrs. Schmalzried noted that 
children enrolled in the Child 
Study Center are engaged in a 
variety of activities ranging 
from painting to preparing 
lunches in the center's fully- 
equipped kitchen. Each activity 
is specifically designed to aid a 
child in its physical and emo- 
tional development. 

With a very young child such 
as Tanya, activities include talk- 
ing to her, singing, rocking her 
and providing her with a variety 
of different textured toys. "Hope- 
fully these activities will make 
the child more alert to her en- 
vironment," explained Judy 
Herr, director of the Child Study 
Center. She said that such ac- 
tivities provide "stimulation" 
which activates the brain and 
helps initiate the learning pro- 

"We also provide the child 
with a variety of sound," Mrs. 
Herr stated, pointing out that 
sound is necessary for speech. 
"Before the child can develop 
language it must learn the* dif- 
ference between sounds," she 

As a child progresses in age, 
it is involved in more sophisti- 


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catecl activities at the center. 
For example, two year olds are 
engaged in what Mrs. Herr calls 
"dramatic play." Children as- 
sume roles of adults in the form 
of parents, mailmen, grocers and 
members of other professions. 

By age three children begin to 
work with woodworking and 
paints. "This is a form of free 
expresesion," she said. Children 
are not told what to paint or how 
to make something. Rather, they 
are allowed to express them- 
selves through these devices by 
making whatever they choose. 
"This helps relieve tension and 
encovrages expression," she said. 

"We try to provide a child with 
a variety of experiences through 
pictures, stories and music," Mrs. 
Herr stated. "The more exper- 
iences a child can have the better 
he will be able to read because 
he can relate to these exper- 
iences," she said. 

Children enrolled at the center 
come from diverse backgrounds. 
Scholarships enable youngsters 
from lower income families to 
participate in the program. 

However, in addition to help- 
ing the 'development of children, 
the center performs another im- 
portant function: training men 
and women to become early child- 
hood teachers. The future teach- 
ers work with children at the 
center under the direction of 
trained professional instructors. 

Stout's pre-school program, 
which was begun in 1964, is one 
of the largest of its kind in the 
United States. 

Part of the program is now 
housed in a new educational 
facility which opened its doors 
last fall. The 60 by 60 foot frame 
structure is used primarily by 
children, ages 18 months to five 
years. Included in the building 
is a specially constructed obser- 
vation core which overlooks ac- 
tivity areas. It is equipped with 
one-way glass which permits 
students to observe the activity 
of children without interruption. 
Using headphones and a system 
of microphones, student obser- 
vers can tune in on a particular 
child's activity. The $190,000 
structure can accommodate up 
to 75 children daily. 

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Stout Alumnus 

Although the Blue Devils fin- 
ished the 1970-71 basketball sea- 
son with the third best record in 
the history of Stout, it wasn't 
good enough. 

Eau Claire took the conference 
championship with a 16-0 mark, 
compared to Stout's 13-3 in con- 
ference play. Based on a formula 
worked out by the N. A. I. A. 
District 14 committee, the record 
wasn't good enough for a district 
tournament play-off spot either. 

The string of victories, how- 
ever, continued to enhance Head 
Coach Dwain Mintz's record at 
Stout. In the last six years 
Mintz's teams have not finished 
lower than second in the con- 
ference. In two" of those seasons, 
1986 and 1969, his teams were 
the conference champions. 

Mintz will lose two seniors this 
year, including the university's 
all-lime scoring champion Cal 

Glover has been a starter for 
the Blue Devils since his fresh- 
man year. During the four years 
he totaled 1,727 points, an 18.5 
average. He was also one of the 
Blue Devils' strongest rebound- 
ers, ending his career with 1,209. 
He picked his final game of the 
season to set another scoring 
mark, when he made 16 consecu- 
tive free throws. 

The free throw record was held 
by Greg Ebsen, 15, in 1968-69; 
the career scoring record by Fred 
Seggelink, 1,376, 1958-63. Jerry 
Kissman, 1963-67, still holds the 
rebounding record with 1,408. 

Glover is shown in the photo 
at the right with Terry Alexa, 
a junior who ended the season as 
the team's second leading re- 
bocnder and fourth leading scor- 
er with a 12.6 a game average. 

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